Lectures & Events

 
Thursday
29
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Dr. J. Douglas Butler
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Art Repatriation
Sponsor
Center for Law, Technology & the Arts
Journal of Law, Technology, and the Internet
MAR 1, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 2.25 hours of in-person CLE credit

Great art has been coveted throughout history. Explorers, scientists, art collectors, politicians, and entrepreneurs from Western nations have sought out and removed art from the lands of great civilizations, often with the assistance and participation of local people and governments. In the last few decades, “victimized” source countries have begun to demand the return of such art. Meanwhile, museums throughout the world have integrated these pieces of art into their collections, often as the cornerstones of exhibits or collections that draw thousands of patrons every year. Private collectors and art dealers also have established interests in such pieces.

What role does the law play in art repatriation today? Can such individuals and organizations be required to return the artwork if they acquired the pieces through legal means? Does it matter whether what was legal at the time of acquisition would currently be considered legal? The laws of several nations have answers to these questions, usually addressing the issue as they would the rightful possession of any other item of tangible property. But a body of international law has recently emerged addressing these issues, changing previous analysis. Our distinguished panel will address the resulting issues from a variety of perspectives.

This Symposium first examines the pros and cons of repatriation. Cultural artifacts have often been incorporated as the focus of an exhibit in a museum; the possessor of the item, whether a museum, organization, or private dealer, has put resources into the restoration and continued maintenance of the piece. The possessor also often believes the piece was lawfully obtained. For these and other reasons, the possessor may refuse to consent to repatriation. Yet these items represent the cultural history and pride of the countries from which they originated. On that basis, continued possession of these items by museums and others outside the country of origin may be considered unethical or impolitic, if not necessarily unlawful.

The Symposium will then review the UNESCO Convention, which aims to discourage the looting of cultural items and allows for stolen pieces to be seized when illicit appropriation can be established. The Symposium also looks at the role that the Internet has played in repatriation and restitution. This presentation will cover how the Internet is likely to affect art restitution claims, analyzing future legal consequences surrounding museum acquisitions based on lessons learned from the Nazi-looted art arena.

How are museums reacting to repatriation issues? The Association of Art Museum Directors adopted the standard that museums should stop collecting pieces that cannot be traced to a legitimate public or private collection before 1970. This standard allows for significant discretion regarding its application when collecting antiquities, and has caused significant debate among curators and museum directors. The Symposium concludes with an examination of repatriation through the lens of one of Cleveland’s cultural centerpieces, the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Speaker Information
Jennifer Neils
Case Western Reserve University

Josh Knerly
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Jennifer Kreder
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law

Dr. David Franklin
Cleveland Museum of Art

Dale Nance
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Additional Information
Free and open to public. Reception follows.

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.



PARKING
There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:


Agenda
8:30 a.m. — Check-In
9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. - Repatriating Antiquities: Pro and Con
Jennifer Neils
Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History
Case Western Reserve University
9:45 a.m. - The UNESCO Convention and the United States, Where are we after 40 years?
Josh Knerly
Partner
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
10:15 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. - Restitution in the Internet Age
Jennifer Kreder
Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Law
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law
11:00 a.m. - Collecting Antiquities Today at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Dr. David Franklin
Director
Cleveland Museum of Art
11:30 a.m. - Panel Discussion
11:55 a.m. - Closing Remarks
Dale Nance
John Homer Kapp Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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